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New Path Grading System for Scotland 2014

Path managers and agencies in Scotland have identified a need for a new, effective path grading system

Nov 14 2014

Path managers and agencies in Scotland have identified a need for a new, effective path grading system to help users to be confident in choosing the right path for them.

Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and Paths for All carried out research on the information that is used to describe and promote paths.  The research was then used to help develop a simplified path information system.  They then asked behavioural psychology consultants, Brainbox to user test the system with people who might use paths.  Their work provided in-depth insight into the decision processes of path users and non-users.  The report can be downloaded here:

Evaluation of new path grading system (Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Paths for All)


Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and Paths for All are going to produce a path manager’s guide to path grading, using the new information system.  The guidance will be published later in 2014.

For further information, or to register interest, please get in touch at info@pathsforall.org.uk


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